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NHSEMP - Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program

Prospective Students


We strongly encourage students of all ages to learn, study, explore, and ask questions about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Participation in our summer programs and outreach events will help boost confidence in and strengthen your abilities and knowledge as future engineers and scientists!

Below is a list of our academic year Scholars program, summer programs, and outreach events. These experiences don't just help you grow as a scholar, they are also a chance to make lifelong friends and have fun.



Undergraduate Scholars Program
* Fall 2016 application now available!
DEADLINE: September 2, 2016 (Friday)

Honolulu, Oahu - Open to all UH Manoa college students, the Scholars Program (available during the academic year) targets students of underrepresented populations in the STEM fields, including Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Micronesian, and Pacific Islander (Fijian, Samoan, Tahitian, etc). Specifically, our program focuses on: Academic Support, Financial Support, Social, and Service.



Freshman Bridge - UH Manoa

* Please check back periodically for summer 2017 updates

Honolulu, Oahu - This program is designed to prepare incoming UH Manoa freshmen for college-level math courses, offer financial assistance, and provide a smooth transition from high school to a large university system. Students will participate in Math and Hawaiian Studies courses, hands-on STEM projects and site visits, and two-hour collaborative study session.

Summer Bridge - NASA JPL
**not available for summer 2017

Pasadena, CA - Incoming UH Manoa freshmen participating in the NASA JPL program will work side-by-side with NASA engineers and scientists. Students will gain important life skills through living in an off-campus house and will participate in JPL research internships, an intensive math preparation course, and a collaborative study session.



Na Pua No’eau Summer Institute
Na Mamo a Kalakaua

* Please check back periodically for Summer 2017 updates

Honolulu, Oahu - 9th – 12th grade high school students are invited to participate in this two-week, residential program offered in collaboration with Na Pua No’eau Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian children. Class material and activities will focus on Civil and Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering and its applications to environmental topics within local and global communities.

Transfer Bridge - UH Manoa
* Please check back periodically for summer 2017 updates

Honolulu, Oahu - New, incoming UH Manoa students (college freshmen-level and higher) transferring from a community college or two-year college can participate in this program. The Transfer Bridge offers new students a chance to get involved, included, and comfortable with the new, larger Manoa campus. Students will enroll in summer classes and participate in STEM research, group activities, and site visits.


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'IKE SEE-3 Program

* The 'IKE SEE-3 Program will not be held in Summer 2017

Honolulu, Oahu - Native Hawaiian engineering college students at the Calculus IV or Differential Equations math level are eligible to participate in this 10-week program. Students will enroll in a 10-week Math course for credit, and participate in REIS research projects, group activities, and site visits.



Outreach Events

Outreach events are offered throughout the school year and students interested in expanding their knowledge of the STEM fields are highly encouraged to participate. Past activities have included Engineering Expos at UH Manoa’s College of Engineering, Ohana Days in collaboration with Na Pua No’eau, and community projects around Oahu.







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